Wang Shan story of Chinese women’s football queen (Part 4)

In January 2013, I was first called up to the national team, at the age of 17. I went to the training team to prepare for the Big Four tournament. At that time, I didn’t have any confidence. But, the coach still trusted me and said that the team needed a player like me.

I trained pretty well until the tournament. In the first match against Canada, I was a substitute. When the game had 30 minutes left and the score was 0-0, the coach told me to change into the pitch. I was so worried I almost resisted the order. “Don’t let me in the yard,” I thought. I bring anxiety to the field. I could only run and chase the ball, I couldn’t think of anything. I almost never touched the ball. 20 minutes later, I was replaced.

In football, being substituted and replaced is rare. That usually means the player has been a major disappointment. We lost 0-1. After the battle, I went back to the hotel to take a shower and take a nap. I was too ashamed. The only positive thing was that I didn’t have to tell my family about the match. But the whole family knew, when the match was broadcast on national radio. With a country as densely populated as China, many people will definitely see my performance.

But this time, no one criticized me. Actually everyone said to me that I should not worry because this is just the first match. The coach said he still trust me. A few months later, I and the Wuhan Club members were trained in Korea, preparing for the Chinese Games. I played so well that I caught the eye of a coach there. He wanted to sign contract with me. It is so interesting to be concerned by a foreign team.

Wang Shan story of Chinese women’s football queen (Part 3)

 

The timetable is terrible. We were awakened at 7 o’clock, had breakfast at 7:30 and started school at 8:00. After lunch and lunch break, we practiced until dinner. From 19:30 to 21:00, I only study. For six months, I repeated the schedule like that. Six months may not sound like a long time, but for me it’s a period.

I just want to play ball with a smile on my face. But that is not simple. Somehow, there are people who want to immerse me, saying that I can’t afford and smash my desire. Even the coaches do that. “That girl is unwise. She has no sense of position. She doesn’t even care about the ball,” they often say. They said I had no soccer talent, which made me almost believe that it was true.

Those words are not common in China. Parents and teachers often expect too much from children, but they never treat them like that. I think they only have an aversion to me. Even the two most important coaches thought I was like that, even though our relationship is now better. There was a teacher who discovered my gift when I was playing with the boys. But he always said that I didn’t know how to use my mind when playing football.

The other one is the teacher who coaches my second level team. He was the most demanding. When I was 13, I played a pretty good game and hoped to be praised when I left the field. But, he repeatedly criticized, making me unjust. That night, I could only cry because of hurt. A teammate spotted my mood and told the teacher. He seemed anxious and looked for me shortly afterwards and said: “It’s really nice to play that game.”

I always have to think about negative comments, and doubt myself. But they just want me to continue to strive and prove my ability.

Wang Shan story of Chinese women’s football queen (Part 2)

I was distraught. But now, I understand that Dad lies only to help me have a better life. I know I have to get on that train and go to Beijing. I am happy to have a father who cares like that, even though he is not my father. Actually, I haven’t seen my birth parents for a long time.

My parents divorced. I know they don’t like each other. When my father took me to live with my uncle, I couldn’t accept it. I just cried and trembled. Worse, the parents left Wuhan, went to another city to live. I rarely see them again. We are no longer in contact, because I feel there is no problem at all. Thinking of goodbye every day, I just felt miserable. I don’t want to say about them anymore.

My parents are really my uncle. I consider my cousin as my brother. When I first lived in my uncle’s house, I was scared and could only lock myself in my room. Gradually my brother asked me to play football, to help me make new friends. In elementary school, we play football together during recess. There is a football club in the school, but only for boys. Thanks to him, I was allowed to play together. I left my hair short and had a face like a boy’s, making people call me: Tomboy. “Look at Tomboy, he’s so cool,” people often say. That memory always makes me smile.

Football helps me express myself and get attention from people. After my parents divorced, I really needed that. Football also helped me to be in a team. The whole team won together, lost together. Whatever happens, we are not alone. I love football so simply.

At the age of 12, I was accepted into a soccer training facility in Beijing. The school scared me because I was a few years younger than my classmate. I’m shy and always remember my parents and my brother. The school is located far from the city center, so I just hang around at the academy.

Wang Shan story of Chinese women’s football queen (Part 1)

The PSG midfielder is on the page of The Player’s Tribune while she and her teammates attend the Women’s World Cup in France.

I have never liked two words Goodbye. Every time I hear the goodbye, unhappy memories come back. The most heartbreaking thing is the story that happened at a train station in my hometown – Wuhan, when I was 12 years old. I remember that night very cold, right on Lunar New Year. Everyone gets a week off to gather with family and relatives, eat the best dishes. I just wanted New Year to last forever, because it was the first year I had to leave home. I attended the gifted school in Beijing, dedicated to the Chinese U17 football team. I am much younger than my peers and gnawing at loneliness away from home. There are times when I miss my parents, I cried alone.

It’s easy to understand why I’m depressed when I only get three days off, then I have to go back to school. Just when I needed my parents’ arms, I had to go back to Beijing by night train. My parents and brother sent me to the station. Dad followed me to the door to the train. At that time, I just wanted to say that everything would be fine, but I didn’t dare. People always think I’m an optimistic, life-loving baby. But the opposite is different. No matter how sad, I don’t want to let others know, especially with my parents.

That night at the station, instinct reminds me to swallow sadness inside. But this time, I couldn’t stand it anymore. “Dad, I don’t want to go,” I said. Dad said, “Don’t worry. Go ahead. I’ll follow you later.” I was surprised, burst into tears and said, “You must come. I promise”. My father promised me and say goodbye. I cried all night. Arriving in Beijing, I soon realized the truth. Dad lied. Dad didn’t come.

America won the women’s World Cup 2019

The 2-0 victory over Holland in the final on July 7 brought American girls the fourth win in the world championship. The US team took the throne when winning all seven matches at the Women’s World Cup 2019.

With the US captain Megan Rapinoe returning to the main kick, both teams have the strongest force for the important match. The American girls joined better when actively taking over the game and giving pressure to the opponent. The opportunity was continuously created by Alex Morgan. The striker twice invaded the penalty area and finished, but the Dutch player Veenendaal played brilliantly.

As the defending champion, American girls are the ones who take the initiative and push the opponent. Many opportunities were created, but the Dutch defense still stood firm. European representatives advocated strong defensive play and waited for the opportunity to launch counter-attacks. But it was not until the end of the first half that the Netherlands created some situations on the ball. However, no table was scored in the first half.

After the break, the United States attacked, paid off with a penalty in the 61st minute. The referee consulted VAR, and determined Van Der Gragt’s defender had a high-legged error, causing Morgan to fall in the penalty area. Captain Rapinoe scored the correct spot on the 11m mark.

By 69 minutes, America doubled the gap. Lavelle takes the ball in the middle and then hits a long-range cannon, kicking the Dutch goalkeeper. The Dutch girls tried to rise up and seek to settle but still failed. The match ended with a score of 2-0. This is the fourth time in US history to win the Women’s World Cup, after the 1991, 1999, and 2015 periods.

Besides the championship, the US team also acquired two other noble individual titles at the Women’s World Cup 2019. Their captain Rapinoe was elected the best player in the tournament. Rapinoe and his teammate Morgan and the striker Ellen White share the best scorer with six goals each.

World Cup2019: France vs America in hopes of making history

The two French and American women’s soccer teams met on the evening of June 28, 2019, at the Parc des Princes, Paris, to win a ticket to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup 2019. Regarding the correlation of forces, It is impossible for the French to defeat the American team of Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, even though the French team in January inflicted the one and only defeat on American in their last 20 matches.

The overall performance table of the French and American teams clearly shows the difference between the two sides. France has never entered a grand prize, whether it is the World Cup, the World Championship, or the European Cup. Meanwhile, the US team has won the World Cup three times in 1991, 1999 and 2015, and is looking for a fourth Cup. As the top ranking country of FIFA International Football Federation, the United States has also won the Olympics four times, in 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012.

However, in this 2019 World Cup, the talent of the two teams seems to be equal. The US team, despite having spectacularly won the Thai team 13-0, was struggling more in the eighth round, had to kick a penalty to win the Spanish team 2-1.

The French team had a perfect start to the match against the Korean team, winning 3-0, but then in the eighth round, they had to struggle to eliminate the Brazilian team 2-1 with the final goal by Amandine Henry’s in extra time.

France hopes in the match against the USA, home advantage and the enthusiastic cheers of the audience will motivate their female players.

The winner of the match will enter the semifinals to meet the English team, having won the Norwegian team 3-0 on the evening of June 27, 2019, on the ground of the port city of Le Havre, western France.

Germany, who also won Nigeria 3-0, will face the UK on the semi-finals.

Vietnam enters the final round of women’s Olympic football 2020

The double of Huynh Nhu helped Vietnam beat Jordan 2-0 in the afternoon of 9 April to top the Group B.

Just one point in the final game, Vietnam will be the first. However, coach Mai Duc Chung is still cautious, kicking in the best cards and aiming for victory. The starting lineup was thus kept unchanged compared to the two wins with the same score of 2-1 before owners of Uzbekistan and Hong Kong.

Keeping the goal is goalkeeper Kim Thanh, the defender’s foursome including Hong Nhung, Chuong Thi Kieu, Pham Thi Tuoi, Vu Thi Nhung. Midfielders include Thai Thi Thao, Bich Thuy, Nguyen Thi Van, Nguyen Thi Lieu and the forward duo including Tuyet Dung and Huynh Nhu.

Jordan had no goal to fight because he had only one point after two matches. In fact, they are also incompetent to compete fairly with Vietnam. Coach Mai Duc Chung judged Jordan to be strong but slow to manage, mainly playing long balls. As expected, the West Asian team entered the match closely, having a defensive team to wait for a counterattack. Vietnam thanks to that from the beginning.

In the first 10 minutes, the couple Huynh Nhu and Tuyet Dung had three delicious but missed opportunities.

By the 14th minute, Jordan had the first phase of attacking organization, but the finishing phase could not make it difficult for goalkeeper Kim Thanh. This is also the most remarkable phase of Jordan in the first half. For the rest of the time, Vietnam still maintained great pressure. Only things Tuyet Dung, Nguyen Thi Van, Thai Thi Thao, Chuong Thi Kieu … could not penetrate the enemy net.

The same scenario takes place at the beginning of the second half. Even, Vietnam almost paid the price when it was hard to strike without scoring a goal. 56 minutes, Jordan countered after robbing the ball from Chuong Thi Kieu’s leg. Luckily, the teammates were able to cover, before the opponent striker opposite Kim Thanh.

Every effort of the students Mr. Mai Duc Chung finally paid off. In the 65th and 67th consecutive minutes, striker Huynh Nhu had two dangerous finishes to help his side lead 2-0. After three strikers in HCM City, there were a total of four goals.

Safety difference also helps Vietnamese players to play leisurely. The team also created many opportunities but could not beat Jordan goalkeeper and crossbar.

Toan won all three matches, Vietnam won tickets to the final round of the 2020 Olympics. There, Mai Duc Chung and his teachers will have to compete with the stunned opponents of Asia such as Korea, China, Korea, Australia … to win two tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

France is ready to welcome the world women’s football cup 2019

In 32 days, the final of the FIFA World Cup Women’s World Cup 2019 will open for the first time in France. More than 500 female players of 24 teams representing 5 continents in the world will be together on the field in 9 major cities of the country once home to the men’s soccer cup 1998. Expected to be around 10 million spectators watched 52 matches from June 7 to July 7 of the 8th World Women’s Soccer Cup.

History of World women’s football

If the first men’s World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930, then there were only 13 teams to attend, then it would have to wait until 1991, the final round of the world tournament for new women established. It is the first women’s World Cup held in China and the American girls are the winners.

The American female player, Michelle Ankers, was the first person to win the Golden Boot title, giving the most scoring player the World Cup. She scored 10 goals in a total of 491 minutes, equivalent to 6 matches. Her teammate Carin Jennings also won the Best Player award.

Since 1991, women’s football audiances and fans around the world have gone through 7 World Cups. Similar to the tournament for men, the Women’s World Cup takes place every 4 years. 2019 World Cup takes place in France from June 7. The cup has been constantly growing strongly so far, the finals are held with 24 participating teams, ie twice the number of the first World Cup.

Starting from the 2015 World Cup, recognizing that women’s football has become popular and the level of female players has improved markedly, FIFA has decided to expand the tournament size from 16 teams to 24 teams in final round.

The tickets for the Women’s World Cup finals are allocated as follows: European Region (UEFA) 9 places; Asia (AFC) 5 places; Africa (CAF) 3 places; North and Central America (CONCACAF) 3 places; South America (CONMEBOL) 3 rates and 1 ticket for Oceania.

Ada Hegerberg want to be Messi, Ronaldo of women’s football

Ada Hegerberg, 23, a pretty Norwegian girl from Lyon club became the first female player to win the Ballon d’Or. Not only that, with youth and talent, Ada also promises to dominate this award in the coming years.

At the award ceremony, DJ Martin Solveig suggested Ada Hegerberg to make a sexy dance. The young girl was very shy at this rude request, but also politely danced some waltz to make the auditorium lively.

Even though Solveig later apologized on social media, and Ada said that she did not mind, this detail again shows in part how people perceive women’s football. Female players are often overlooked, and are sometimes disrespected.

But women’s football in recent years has many phenomena that change their views. Marta, for example, is a Brazilian legend. And most recently there is Ada Hegerberg, the rock star for Lyon. Ada’s achievements over the years are impressive. This pretty girl is an “assassin” on the football field, with a goal of scoring, which makes people think of male footballers like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Last season, Ada scored 42 goals after 25 appearances for Lyon, achieving 1.68 goals per game. Season 2015/16 also, Ada scored 54 goals in 35 matches, 1.54 goals per game. It should be remembered that, although women’s football is not as fierce as men’s football, but achieving the above ratio in France is not simple. Ada made a significant contribution to the French championship record four times in a row from the 2014/15 season to 2017/18 and the Champions League 3 times in a row from the seasons 2015/16 to 2017/18 with Lyon.

Only 23 years old, Ada is young to conquer other titles. With her honor yesterday, she became the first female player to win the Ballon d’Or. In an interview, Ada affirmed unlimited ambitions. She said: “I want to be Ronaldo and Messi of the women’s football”, ie want to dominate this award for many more years. It is entirely possible, especially at the club level, when from 2017, Ada decided to temporarily leave Norway because of disappointment with the chance of women’s football and the state of her women’s football background.

That may be an extreme decision, but since then, Ada has achieved more success in her career, and she confesses “feeling happy”. Ada’s performance this season is very impressive. After 12 matches on all competitions with Lyon, Ada has scored 13 goals. Ada’s Lyon lead the league with 34 points, 2 points behind second place PSG, while the tournament has 10 more rounds to finish.

Vietnam fight agaist Iran in the opening match of the second round of the Asian women’s U19 tournament 2019

U19 Vietnam entered the opening match against Iran in the framework of Group B, second round of 2019 Asian U19 women tournament held at Yanmar yard – Vietnam Youth Football Training Center (Hanoi) . As the home team, U19 Vietnam will work towards a favorable outcome when play agaist Iran in the form of Group B, second round of Asian Women’s U19 tournament 2019.

Before the opening match, Vietnam’s coach Mai Duc Chung completed preparation, keeping the stable psychology and excited on the training ground. The issue of physical fitness of female players also has a change and improvement when all the training plans proposed are met and completed well. In addition to closing the competition framework, head coach Mai Duc Chung also continued with the assistant to train in long-term for young players called up on the team.

Coach Mai Duc Chung said that Vietnamese women’s football team is a rejuvenating force so the U19 Vietnam is consists of 18-year-old players and even 16-year-old athletes who are interested in learning, practicing, cultivating more experience. Coach Mai Duc Chung has completed the preparation.

In the pre-tournament press conference, assessing the coming opponents, the Vietnam Women’s U19 coach shared: “In the second round, the Vietnamese team met very strong opponents such as the Korean and Lebanese female players and the West Asian players, the stature is very high, physically, strong, the potential is very fast, at the present time, I am not satisfied with the force. Currently, I wish to have more and better athletes, the Vietnamese U19 women’s team has a rejuvenating process, so we cannot have the strongest force in this tournament. Respect the competitors and set a target to try hard, learn the spirit of the male players U23 team and the national team recently “.

For their part, the head of the Iranian women’s U19 team – Ms. Katayoun Khosrowyar also shared many interesting information about the women’s U19 team and Iranian women’s football in general at the press conference: “I am the head of the young women’s team who is 1 year 2 months. Our U19 women’s team went to Russia for training twice, competed with the clubs here, then went to Romania, Azerbaijan … The great success of male Iranian team in the 2018 World Cup has made Iran’s football become a superpower In Asia, women’s football thus has a driving force. My goal is to bring the U19 women’s team to become a force in the continental arena. The top B is our goal. ”